Yandeyarra Community

Coordinates: 21.282°0′S 118.401°0′E / 21.282°S 118.401°E / -21.282; 118.401
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Western Australia
Yandeyarra is located in Western Australia
Coordinates21.282°0′S 118.401°0′E / 21.282°S 118.401°E / -21.282; 118.401
Location100 km (62 mi) south of Port Hedland
LGA(s)Town of Port Hedland
State electorate(s)Pilbara
Federal division(s)Durack
Mean max temp Mean min temp Annual rainfall
33.2 °C
92 °F
19.4 °C
67 °F
309.1 mm
12.2 in

Yandeyarra (also referred to as Mugarinya) is a large Aboriginal community, located in the Pilbara region of Western Australia, within the Town of Port Hedland.


Yandeyarra was established in 1964 and has a population of approximately 400 people. The community is located within the Yandeyarra pastoral station. The original buildings on the site formed an outstation of the original pastoral station.

In January 2019, over 1,000 cattle died on Yandeyarra Reserve, including 760 which were euthanised after being found in poor health. The Mugarinya Community Association Inc. and eight associated individuals were charged with multiple counts of animal cruelty in January 2021.[1]

Native title[edit]

The community is located within the registered Kariyarra people (WAD6169/1998) native title claim area.


Children of school age at Yandeyarra attend the Yandeyarra Remote Community School. The school caters for years K – 12 with approximately 40 students enrolled.

Town planning[edit]

Yandeyarra Layout Plan No.1 has been prepared in accordance with State Planning Policy 3.2 Aboriginal Settlements. Layout Plan No.1 was endorsed by the community on 6 July 2001 and the Western Australian Planning Commission on 1 August 2001.[2][3]


  1. ^ "Animal cruelty charges laid almost two years after mass cattle deaths on Yandeyarra Reserve". ABC News. 26 January 2021. Retrieved 2 November 2022.
  2. ^ "LOP Yandeyarra LP1 Amendment 5 map set". Retrieved 10 February 2021.
  3. ^ "LOP Yandeyarra LP1 Amendment 5 Report". Retrieved 10 February 2021.

External links[edit]